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Rembrandt to Rubens: The Northern Baroque

Fifty and Better Winter Session

Rembrandt to Rubens: The Northern Baroque

The dramatic and theatrical Baroque style of the 17th century traveled rapidly through Europe and evolved with its geographic regions and patronage. Originally emerging as part of the Catholic Counter-Reformation, when it reached the northern Protestant regions, it expanded to accommodate a growing open art market. Flanked by Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt van Rijn, along with all of the artists that they inspire and influence, define the Northern Baroque tradition.

Katherine E. Zoraster, M.A., is an art historian and a professor of Art History at several local colleges specializing in Western art from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Zoraster graduated with a double major in English Literature and Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles. Following her undergraduate degree, she received a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Art History from California State University, Northridge. 

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